CP thanks Consular Corps for friendship, co-operation
|In a bid to
reinforce the co-operation and partnership between the Force and the
Consular Corps in Hong Kong, Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung hosted a
reception at the ceremonial area of Police Headquarters in the evening
of February 10.
presents a souvenir to Mr Tsang on behalf of the Consular Corps
The Commissioner and Senior Directorate Group officers were on hand to receive more than 100 diplomats and guests representing 80 countries and officially recognised bodies. The Police Silver Band was in attendance, presenting a selection of light music to mark this special occasion. The cold and rainy weather turned better shortly before the guests arrived.
Mr Tsang extended a warm welcome to all guests and his heartfelt thanks to the Consular Corps for their friendship and co-operation over the years. He highlighted in his speech the stable law and order situation in 2011, noting that the crime-population ratio had dropped to 1 068 cases per 100 000 persons - the lowest in over a decade - and that there was no case involving use of genuine firearms.
The Commissioner also reaffirmed the Force's commitment to fight crimes, enhance counter-terrorism capability and strengthen international co-operation, including expansion of the Counter Terrorism Response Unit, establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre and a cyber security centre, and enchancement of partnership with overseas law enforcement agencies.
"Building safer communities is our common goal. With your personal support, I'm sure we will continue to ably take on challenges," Mr Tsang added.
During the reception, the guest of honour, Mr Bader S. Al-Tunaib, Consul General of Kuwait, expressed appreciation of the Force's quality services in the capacity of Doyen of the Consular Corps. "We always admire the professionalism, dedication and efficiency of the Hong Kong Police Force which maintains Hong Kong as one of the safest cities in the world and a safe destination for millions of visitors."
Mr Al-Tunaib looked forward to closer co-operation with the Force and thanked the Force Consular Liaison Office for taking care of the special needs of the Consular Corps.
The official reception was the first of its kind hosted by Mr Tsang for Consular Corps as part of the Force's continuing effort to strengthen ties with community partners and foster closer collaboration. The gathering provided a good opportunity for the Police and other government officials to meet, and exchange views with, the foreign missions in Hong Kong.
Together with Mr Al-Tunaib, Mr Tsang extends a warm welcome to the guests
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